Mourning Uganda’s Rising Road Fatalities
By Yasin Kakande On January 15, a deadly accident in Kampala received no coverage in the local media. An ambulance from Gombe Hospital was transporting Mwalimu Mustafa Kanonya, a religious leader in Gombe, to Kibuli Hospital, and was accompanied by six family members. However, the trip was cut short tragically by an accident with a… Continue reading
US Funding of Ugandan Military Aids in Citizens’ Repression
This article was first published in the global magazine Truthout, 9-September 2018 On August 13, Ugandan President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni was attacked by an angry mob of Ugandan citizens who back the political opposition. Protesters surrounded President Museveni’s motorcade, pelting the vehicles with stones. One of the vehicles had its rear window broken. Numerous political… Continue reading
Only African Resources, Not Migrants, Are Welcomed Into Western Countries
This article on the hypocrisy of countries blocking migrants was first published in the global magazine Truthout, 28-August 2018 Amidst waves of anti-immigrant populism that have crashed into European politics, the focus of what drives migration demands more attention. In Africa, specifically, the unchecked exploitation of the continent’s natural resources by corporations from outside countries has… Continue reading
TED Talk by Yasin Kakande: What’s missing in the global debate over refugees
My TED Talk is now online, easily accessible to any viewer in the world, which further signifies the importance of the topic of this humble talk. If you would like to share this with others, send this link: go.ted.com/yasinkakande Continue reading
A native of Uganda, Yasin Kakande holds a university degree in mass communications and is currently pursuing an MFA (Creative Writing) from Emerson College in Boston. He worked in the United Arab Emirates reporting for local newspapers for fifteen years. Named a Global TED Fellow, Kakande is the author of many international news articles and two previous books, The Ambitious Struggle: An African Journalist’s Journey to Hope and Identity in a Land of Migrants and Slave States: The practice of Kafala in the Gulf Arab Countries. He has lectured widely on the topic of African migration and the politics of nationality at the Harvard Kennedy School and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Lake Forest College in Illinois, and the Art Institute of Chicago, among others. His op ed pieces appear regularly in major media outlets such as The Boston Globe, The New York Times, and The London Economic.
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